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Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

Start the tour in the local tourist dock and board a modern and comfortable boat. Set sail and cross the wide Ushuaia Bay until you reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. Then, navigate around the Bird's Island where you can appreciate species of the Tierra del Fuego's seabirds such as skuas, black-browed albatross, steam ducks, cauquenes, cook seagulls, and gray seagulls. After that, reach Sea Lion Island which also belongs to the Bridges Archipelago and is inhabited by 2 different species of sea lion. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs (The Illuminators) Lighthouse where you will find imperial and rocky cormorants colonies. Hear the story of the collapse of the SS Monte Cervantes in 1930. Next, descend into Puerto Karelo to see the authentic shelly deposits (conchero's) of Yamana peoples. Enjoy a guided hike here which lasts takes approximately 20 minutes, finishing at a panoramic viewpoint where you can capture excellent photographs. On the return journey, marvel at the incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges and sumptuous vegetation which surround the city of Ushuaia.

Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

Start the tour in the local tourist dock and board a modern and comfortable boat. Set sail and cross the wide Ushuaia Bay until you reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. Then, navigate around the Bird's Island where you can appreciate species of the Tierra del Fuego's seabirds such as skuas, black-browed albatross, steam ducks, cauquenes, cook seagulls, and gray seagulls. After that, reach Sea Lion Island which also belongs to the Bridges Archipelago and is inhabited by 2 different species of sea lion. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs (The Illuminators) Lighthouse where you will find imperial and rocky cormorants colonies. Hear the story of the collapse of the SS Monte Cervantes in 1930. Next, continue sailing East into the wonderful landscapes of the Beagle Channel surrounded by stunning mountain ranges. Admire both Puerto Almanza on the Argentina coast and the Puerto Williams Naval Base on the Chilean coast. After that, head onwards to Martillo Island, also known as Penguin Island where you will have the opportunity to observe a colony of Magellanic and Papua penguins in their natural habitat. Make the return journey back to the dock, where your tour will end. 

Ushuaia: End of the World Train & Tierra del Fuego Park

Ushuaia: End of the World Train & Tierra del Fuego Park

Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park and ride the End of the World train. Enjoy the comfort of transportation from your hotel in Ushuaia, and take in the incredible views as you learn the history of the park. Depart from Ushuaia and head towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the way, you will be able to appreciate the wonderful views of lakes, lagoons, and rivers as you travel along National Route 3. Admire panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, the Ushuaia Peninsula, and the Bridges, Willie, and Les Eclaireurs archipelagos. Arrive at the End of the World Station. Here, board the train to travel the last 7 km of the original 25 km that the prisoners traveled 100 years ago and be enchanted by the extraordinary landscape. In Lapataia Bay, find mollusks, mussels, and traces of the ancient native people who inhabited the region. Walk along the footbridge and feel like you're at the end of the world. From here, at the end of National Route No. 3, start your return to Ushuaia.

Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Half Day Tour

Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Half Day Tour

Enjoying nature, the silence, the noise of the birds fluttering, the water, the trees, the stories told and much more are the sensations that you will experience in this impressive natural and historical monument for half a day. Your adventure begins from the hotel heading towards the entrance of the Tierra del Fuego National Park along National Route No. 3 by mini-bus. We enter the park delighting ourselves with its landscapes of lengas and cherries. We will walk along an interpretation path accompanied by our magnificent guides, who are very knowledgeable about the place and its nooks and crannies. From there we went to Lake Roca - Errazuriz to appreciate its waters and particularity, the surrounding forest made up of specimens that are over 300 years old and the borders with Chile. Nearby is the Alakush Visitor Center, within which we will visit the interpretation room on the fauna, flora and zoology of the place; and the exhibition on the human occupation of the park (among them the Yámanas, the first pioneers and the sawmills). Before continuing our adventure, we take some time to relax with wonderful views. After the break, we are ready to continue connecting trails until we reach the end of National Route 3 in Bahía Lapataia. Then we will make a stop in Ensenada Zaratiegui where we will find the Southernmost Post Office and we will walk a short path that will allow us to appreciate the rock formations and the forest falling to the sea line. After approximately 4 hours we will end our adventure with the feeling of having been part of the history and nature of our island (includes Train). IMPORTANT NOTE: The order and pick up times of the trips may vary. In that case, we will notify you in advance.

Ushuaia: National Park and Beagle Channel Tour with Train

Ushuaia: National Park and Beagle Channel Tour with Train

Enjoying nature, the silence, the noise of the birds fluttering, the water, the trees, the stories told and much more are the sensations that you will experience in this impressive natural and historical monument for half a day. Your adventure begins from the hotel heading towards the entrance of the Tierra del Fuego National Park along National Route No. 3 by mini-bus. We enter the park delighting ourselves with its landscapes of lengas and cherries. We will walk along an interpretation path accompanied by our magnificent guides, who are very knowledgeable about the place and its nooks and crannies. From there we went to Lake Roca - Errazuriz to appreciate its waters and particularity, the surrounding forest made up of specimens that are over 300 years old and the borders with Chile. Nearby is the Alakush Visitor Center, within which we will visit the interpretation room on the fauna, flora and zoology of the place; and the exhibition on the human occupation of the park (among them the Yámanas, the first pioneers and the sawmills). Before continuing our adventure, we take some time to relax with wonderful views. After the break, we are ready to continue connecting trails until we reach the end of National Route 3 in Bahía Lapataia. Then we will make a stop in Ensenada Zaratiegui where we will find the Southernmost Post Office and we will walk a short path that will allow us to appreciate the rock formations and the forest falling to the sea line. After approximately 4 hours we will end our adventure with the feeling of having been part of the history and nature of our island (Train included in the trip). Once we are back in the city, we will drop you off at the port so you can take your sailing tour.

From Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Emerald Lagoon Trekking Tour

From Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Emerald Lagoon Trekking Tour

For security reasons, trekking boots and mountain clothing is necessary for this activity. In case you do not have the appropriate clothing you will have the option to rent. Get picked up from your hotel and transferred to the starting point of the walk, about 20 minutes from the city of Ushuaia. Before starting the activity, you will be provided with trekking poles, crampons if necessary, and a box lunch. The walk crosses forests and two different valleys following the Esmeralda River to its source. After five kilometers of walking and about 250 meters of unevenness, reach the Laguna Esmeralda where you'll take a break for lunch and a cup of tea or coffee. The return is made by the same path to the base of the road where a minibus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. All the activity is carried out with the assistance of a professional guide

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel, Seal Island & Bridges Islands Tour

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel, Seal Island & Bridges Islands Tour

We begin the navigation leaving from the Tourist Pier of our city, in the direction of the Beagle Channel, enjoying as we move away, the panoramic view of the Ushuaia coast, spotting the most important buildings, the Maritime Museum (former prison), the Museum of Fin del Mundo, the industrial area, and the Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains. We go to the Bridges Islands where we make our stop and descent on Karelo Island. It is important to note that the walk that is done during this visit is not difficult and is within the reach of anyone. We sail to the southwest, approaching the island of Los Lobos, where, from the boat, we can enjoy the view of specimens of sea lions, observing their permanent habitat, in a wonderful setting. Continuing the navigation, we will head towards the island of Los Pájaros, habitat of Magellanic cormorants and Imperial cormorants and a privileged sector to spot specimens of marine birds. We continue to the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago of the same name, where the Monte Cervantes shipwrecked in 1930. The return will be through the Paso Chico, seeing the Túnel and Fique ranches, we return to Ushuaia, with a view of the imposing frame that Monte Martial and the glacier of the same name give the city.

From Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Catamaran Tour

From Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Catamaran Tour

Hop aboard a comfortable boat in Ushuaia and cast off for the challenging Beagle Channel, the icy waters south of the Strait of Magellan. Set sail from the tourist pier along the wide Ushuaia Bay, for sweeping views of the city of Ushuaia which is surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Cruise around the Island of the Birds where you can spot Skúas, the Black-browed Albatross, Steam Ducks, Cauquenes, Cook Gulls, and Gray Gulls. Travel around the Sea Lions’ Island where two kinds of sea loins live. Both islands belong to the Bridges archipelago. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse which is also know as "the Lighthouse of the End of the World." Look for the colonies of Imperial Cormorants and penguin-like Rocky Cormorants while listening to the story of how the SS Monte Cervantes sank in 1930. At the end of the journey, take in parting views of the natural landscapes around the city of Ushuaia before returning to your starting point.

Ushuaia: End of the World Train Ride & Tierra del Fuego Park

Ushuaia: End of the World Train Ride & Tierra del Fuego Park

We will take the train at the End of the World Station. On board the train you will be able to hear the story of the prisoners who came daily to cut wood to this area, and delight in magnificent landscapes, composed of the zigzagging Pipo River, the La Macarena waterfall, the tree cemetery and the majestic forest of lengas In this way you will visit an inaccessible part of the Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you can enjoy this experience aboard a vintage railway, with its steam locomotives and elegant cars that have large windows and an individual audio system, the which offers the possibility of listening to the story in 7 different languages, in order to not only appreciate the nature that surrounds it, but also know a very important part of the history of Ushuaia. The train crosses the Cañadón del Toro and crosses the Pipo River over the so-called Puente Quemado, where the wooden remains of the old bridge are found under the new tracks. When crossing the Bridge, you access the first stop; La Macarena Station, as well as you can also see the changing Pipo River, a typical river formed by meltwater, which descends from the mountains and flows into the Beagle Channel. Once on board the train again, the trip continues to the National Park Station, contemplating the magnificent landscape offered by mountains and valleys near its border. On board each training our guides, tourism professionals, will be able to inform you everything related to the history of the original prisoners' train and about the different geographical characteristics of flora, fauna as well as what can be seen during the tour in case if you have any doubts about it. Arriving at the National Park Station, our last stop, your guide will be waiting for you to continue your visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. The National Park represents the southernmost protected area in Argentina. It is the only one that has sea coasts and mountains. On this tour we will visit the Pipo River, Monte Susana, Acigami Lake, Alacush Visitor Center, Laguna Verde and Lapataia Bay where the Pan-American route system ends. We will make descents to take photographs and a walk of about 30 minutes that will be subject to weather conditions. The topography of the Park is extremely varied, being a succession of steep mountains, rivers, valleys, lakes until accessing the coast of the Beagle Channel. Throughout the year you can admire the subantarctic forest. The most common mammal is the Fuegian red fox. The variety of marine and mountainous environments allows bird species to live here, from the cachaña, the giant woodpecker, the pintail and the Patagonian thrush, to the caranca cauqué, symbol of the National Park. At the end of the excursion, we will return from the National Park to Ushuaia in a shared transfer.

Ushuaia: Helicopter Scenic Flight

Ushuaia: Helicopter Scenic Flight

This amazing experience starts with a flight over Ushuaia Bay, then into the Olivia River Valley, showcasing Mount Olivia and Mount Cinco Hermanos. As the vastness takes your breath away, you'll spot the Carbajal Valley with its ancient peat bogs and the Nothofagus forest, changing with the seasons, along with mountain glaciers along the way. Nestled in a second mountain range, you'll find the stunning Emerald Lagoon, renowned for its extraordinary color, which stands out in summer, and later in autumn, until it freezes and turns white during winter snows. Continuing through the valley, you'll see unique winter activity centers, including "Cerro Castor," the world's southernmost ski resort. Minutes later, after crossing the Encajonado River Valley, we'll pause to marvel at the magical, serene surroundings, capturing incredible southernmost images. During this thrilling moment, you'll enjoy unique panoramic views and toast with champagne before returning to Ushuaia. An exciting experience that will remain among your best memories!

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